UK updates travel advisory on SL

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The UK has issued a new travel advisory on Sri Lanka, warning travellers of the recent unrest in the country.

Updating their previous warning issued regarding Sri Lanka’s economic crisis and the shortages of basic necessities including medicines, fuel and foo, the UK yesterday (02) issued an advisory pertaining to the ongoing curfew and protests.

“There have been a number of recent protests. One in Colombo on 31 March resulted in a curfew being temporarily imposed. There are reports that there will be further protests across the island in the next few days.

On 1 April 2022 the Government of Sri Lanka declared a public emergency, and an island-wide curfew is now in place from 6pm on 2 April 2022 until 6am on 4 April 2022. Local restrictions, including further curfews could be imposed at short notice. You should be vigilant, avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings, and follow the advice of the local authorities”, the advisory read